fascinating cities Tag

ASIA / 13.10.2012

Whether to stop in Kuala Lumpur and possibly discover a bit of Malaysia as part of my wild journey through Southeast Asia was a big question-mark.The decision to spend a few days in KL - as Kuala Lumpur is called by locals - was eventually driven by the need to wait for my Visa to...

BELGIUM / 18.09.2012

 There's something moving in the beauty of Ghent, a little gem of Flanders that should be included in every itinerary through Central Europe. Wandering through Ghent, once I reached Graslei and Korelei the perfect beauty left me speechless. The city is full of awesome corners and beautiful old buildings, but once I reached Graslei and Korenlei, the perfect beauty...

ITALY / 22.08.2012

Milan in August is when I love the city at most. Lots of people are on holidays, there’s little traffic and Milan gets a charm that you don’t get in other periods of the year. In the streets of the centre there are more tourists than locals, and for once the city that is mostly considered...

SPAIN / 10.08.2012

A journey to Costa Brava, with its beautiful coast, delightful hamlets and lovely landscapes wouldn’t be complete without visiting Girona, the capital city of the province.[caption id="attachment_10382" align="alignnone" width="599"] Girona, The Barri Vell[/caption]With its tidy and well-preserved historical centre and the relaxed atmosphere, Girona is likely to rapidly win your heart and you might end...

SPAIN / 05.06.2012

Eccentric, highly imaginative, ironic, egomaniac, excessive, provocative, so many adjectives have been applied to Salvador Dali’s multi-faceted personality of and none can properly define him because Dali is all of them altogether and much more.[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="599"] Dali House, Interior[/caption]There’s no better way to understand Dalì’s long and prolific artistic career than a journey to...

SPAIN / 29.05.2012

Every year, in May, Girona celebrates Spring with Temps de Flors, the floral festival decorating the Barri Vell - the historical city - with striking colors and beautiful shapes.[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="597"] Girona, Temps de Flors. Yellow Gerberas[/caption] What makes the Temps de Flors Festival so special? Launched 57 years ago as a small flower exhibition and...

GERMANY / 23.03.2012

I visited Berlin more than 20 years ago, at a time when the world was so different.[caption id="attachment_8360" align="aligncenter" width="599"] Soldier Conrad Schumann Escape from East Berlin[/caption]The Berlin Wall, built in August 1961 by the German Democratic Republic to isolate East Berlin from the ‘evil’ West, had just fallen but the division between Western and...